Professor Defines Global Novel

Harvard Crimson
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Radcliffe fellow and Rutgers English professor Rebecca L. Walkowitz '92 identified a new genre of fiction, novels that are intended to transcend language barriers, in a lecture at the Radcliffe Institute. 

The Designing Woman

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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The Harvard Gazette speaks to Radcliffe Institute graphic designer Jessica Brilli about her work in design and painting. "I love doing both — I love painting, and I love doing graphic design. So I feel very blessed to have a job that I like so much, and an outside hobby that ties into it. Both things really inspire each other."

Hidden in Notes, the Secrets of History

Boston Globe
Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Boston Globe Ideas section explores the increased interest in the study of notes, which unlock conversations around great works. In examining the scribblings that were once dismissed, scholars are unlocking real insights into the way people in the past read, thought, worked, loved, and joked. “Take Note,” a Radcliffe Institute conference addresses the rise of these once-marginal jottings as a topic in their own right.

40 Years after Roe v. Wade, Attacks on Access to Reproductive Health

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Thursday, October 25, 2012

“Access to Reproductive Health Care: In 2012, It Shouldn’t Be This Hard!" featured Susan Yanow, founder of the Abortion Access Project (now known as Provide), and Judy Norsigian ’70, executive director and founder of Our Bodies Ourselves.

Found in Translation

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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Literary scholar Roger Chartier took on the question of "When and Why Do Literary Manuscripts Matter?" at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Oct. 18, exploring the creation of literary archives and the appearance in the 1750s of authorial manuscripts. 

A Plan to Stop Cholera’s Spread

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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Haiti had been cholera-free for 100 years before the 2010 earthquake. At a recent Radcliffe Water Lecture, Harvard's John Mekalanos said, “The most likely conclusion is cholera was introduced in Haiti by a human.” 

Archiving Literary History, Then And Now

Her Raven Domain: Author Christine Frost's Blog
Sunday, October 21, 2012

Blogger Christine Frost attended Radcliffe's lecture and 20 questions with Roger Chartier and writes, "The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has become an amazing place. It serves as a hub for collaborative projects that span Harvard University, and all disciplines, from humanities to the sciences, are explored in a variety of symposia and events." 

Thomas Jefferson Was Not a Monster

Friday, October 19, 2012
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The Radcliffe Institute's Annette Gordon-Reed reviews Henry Wiencek's Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, a new examination of Thomas Jefferson and slavery. 

Seeking to Connect on Water Issues

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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The future of water symposium featured a variety of water-centric issues, from desalination to pollutants to the dangers of contamination from hydraulic fracturing. Radcliffe Dean Cohen said that water issues reach across disciplines, making them good subjects for the science symposium, which seeks to stimulate interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration.

Radcliffe Institute Dean Examines Urbanization in Lecture

Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lizabeth Cohen, the recently inaugurated dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, brought a multi-faceted lens to the problem of integration in post-World War II urban America in a speech called "Place, People, and Power"—an aptly all-encompassing name for a wide-ranging talk.